Suspect charged with invasion of privacy
Waupaca man accused of taking photos in fitting room
Travis P. Useman, 32, Waupaca, was charged Sept. 8 with felony invasion of privacy.
On April 14, Waupaca Police Officer Paul Przvelski was dispatched to Goodwill, where he spoke to a woman who reported suspicious activity in the fitting rooms.
According to the criminal complaint, the woman reported that while she was undressing in one of the fitting rooms, she noticed a cell phone on the floor, partially under the stall door.
She said she saw a hand reach under the door, pick up the phone and point it at her.
There is about a 1-foot gap between the bottom of the stall doors to each room and the floor, the complaint says.
Police say surveillance videos and photos show the suspect following the woman around the store, then follow her into the changing area, and enter the adjacent stall. He then reportedly steps out of his stall, turn toward the stall she is in, bend down and stay down for about half a minute with a phone in his hand.
Police identified the suspect on the video as Useman from prior contacts.
Useman told Waupaca Police Sgt. Wesley Zube that he bent over to tie his boot and while doing that placed his phone on the ground.
On Jan. 23, 2016, a clerk at Walgreens told Waupaca police that a customer came to her register with his penis hanging out of his pants.
On Feb. 24, 2016, a 15-year-old employee at Little Caesar’s reported that a man came into the restaurant with his genitals hanging out his pants.
Useman was charged with one felony count of exposing genitals to a child; two misdemeanor counts of lewd and lascivious behavior; and two counts of disorderly conduct on Feb. 26, 2016.
On Oct. 13, 2016, Useman pled no contest to one count of disorderly conduct and entered into a deferred sentencing agreement on a second count of disorderly conduct.
All other charges were removed from the complaint.
Conditions of the deferred agreement prohibited Useman from entering Walgreens or Little Caesar’s, pay a fine of $443, not commit any crimes and continue to participate in counseling.
Useman was also required to submit a monthly written report to the district attorney’s office certifying that he was in compliance with the agreement.
The second charge was dismissed on Oct. 17, 2017.
In this recent case, Useman is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on Oct. 4.